We lament the passing of Casey’s Camera after decades of fine service, but B&C is a worthy heir. Since 1971, its experienced staff has offered repairs, a great selection and advice. Two-part beginners classes ($35 each) are scheduled monthly. It’s a terrific choice for those who don’t depend on their cellphone to get the best shot or to keep track of time. 4511 W. Sahara Ave, 702-871-1100; 1550 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-736-0890, BandCCamera.com.
Step into this 3,200-square-foot shop and you can smell the ’80s. There are few grandfather clocks, watches or pieces of jewelry they haven’t been able to fix since 1984. A huge selection of batteries not only acknowledges but embraces the current decade. It even sells fine pens, to you know, write with … on … paper. 3819 Spring Mountain Rd., 702-363-0100, MI-Jewelry.com.
Since 1982, Alligator Soup has sold boxed invitations and custom stationery for those who eschew online invitations. Attention to detail is at a premium here, and handcrafted notes certainly make an impression over just another Evite or email. 9350 W. Sahara Ave.,
Your Public Library
Finally, if you’re clinging to notions such as cameras, watches and stationery, you likely still have a VCR. Don’t forget public libraries have rich collections of movies on VHS. If you’re still looking for material for your Betamax, though, we’re stumped; fax us if you know a place. Multiple locations, LVCCLD.org,